Tag Archive | recipes

Who’s Ready for a Challenge?!

Happy Monday Fitsters!! I hope you’re getting your day and week started off right! I started my day with run/ walk intervals and long walk with a friend. 🙂

Here’s a fun meme for you, made by yours truly:

Keep Calm...

Keep Calm…

Whatcha think? 😉

If you follow me on Facebook you know that we are smack dab in the middle of our Sizzling Summer Slim Down Challenge with Mother Pumper. If not, or if you missed it, we have been running a closed group for our challengers where they have access to personal trainers, fitness enthusiasts, healthy recipes, workouts, group support and so much more all for FREE! Everyone is doing fantastic and having great results!

Well, I’m sure you can guess… It’s time to start thinking about our August participants! Who are they? Hopefully YOU! During this challenge I want to focus on finishing our summer STRONG!

Hey! I think I’ll call it our Finish Summer Strong Challenge!

Would you like to take part in the next group? Send me an email to fitifitness.bodyfxdirect@gmail.com and I’ll get all the info over to you right away! You can also shoot me a message on Facebook if you prefer. It’s super easy to join, minimal requirements, and lots of fun!
Together we can do anything!

My First Recipe Post: Pineapple Strawberry Smoothie

Let me start by wishing everyone a very happy Sunday! I weighed in today with a loss of 1.4 pounds. That’s a total of 23.9 since January 2, 2012! I bet you’ve guessed that I’m feeling pretty amazing. 😉 My diet was questionable this week, again, so having a loss like that was unexpected and very welcomed.
Today I wanted to share with you a super easy Smoothie recipe.

A total of 6 ingredients thrown into the blender for a delicious meal replacement or just as a refreshing treat.
I’m going list brand names in my ingredients because different brands may offer different nutrition facts. Here they are in the order I place them into the blender:

4 ice cubes
1/2 cup fresh sliced strawberries
1/2 cup Dannon Oikos nonfat Greek yogurt
3/4 cup fresh pineapple chunks
1/2 cup Silk Light soymilk
1 packet zero calorie sweetener (your choice and optional, I use a stevia sweetener from Walmart)

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until thoroughly blended. 😛

I usually let it run a few more seconds after that. It seems to make it a little more frothy.

Next step:
Enjoy your delicious and nutritious Smoothie! Here’s the nutrition facts:

Calories 178 (my lowest calorie smoothie so far)
Fat 1.1g
Cholesterol 7.5mg
Sodium 104.6mg
Carbohydrates 32.1g
Fiber 3.9g
Sugars 22.7g
Protein 15.2g

This was my breakfast this morning, along with my normal two cups of coffee. Smoothies have become my breakfast of choice lately for their staying power and energy boosting abilities. The first time I drank one for breakfast I spent 3 hours straight cleaning my house. I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy a drink for breakfast, but I absolutely do!
I hope you enjoy this recipe, and if you do decide to try it you should leave a comment telling us all about it!

P.S. I have made this recipe using Cabot lowfat Greek Yogurt instead of Oikos nonfat, and Silk Light vanilla soy milk. I’m not sure about all of the nutrition facts except that it had 198 calories instead of 178.